Workshop Details

2016 Workshop Report

In 2016, our eleventh year, over 100 women attended!  Participants came from 6 states, 33 different churches, 7 denominations and 5 independent congregations. 

Since our first Workshop in 2006, women have come from nearly 150 different congregations!  We help each other grow in understanding Scripture, strengthening both those who teach and those who study on their own.

Please view the video of our history under the section entitled "About Women in the Word" directly above "Workshop Details."

God’s revelation of Himself to us and for us is worth digging into and hearing it speak.  Women in the Word:  A Workshop provides tools to do that digging.  The Workshop helps refine the study tools you may already have and gives you some new ones.  You try out these tools as you work through your assigned passages in preparation for the Workshop.  At the Workshop, you see and hear those tools modeled in large group sessions. Then you practice and refine them during the six hours spent with the Bible in small study groups. 

One 2016 participant made this observation about what she learned from Libbie's talks on context:  "When we use a very close, narrow, limited context, or take verses out of context, 'central ideas' tend to be man-centered, legalistic, and all about what I can expect from God.  As we zoom out to bigger and bigger contexts, something happens!  The smaller the context, the bigger we are.  The bigger the context, the bigger God is!

Here are some other comments taken from our 2016 evaluations:

  • I must admit that I was not thrilled when I learned of homework, but really glad I came; the work was so challenging and growth-producing in me.
  • I learned before, during, and because of what I learned, I pray I will continue to learn after WiW is over.
  • Helpful, practical.  Can use what I learned tomorrow!
  • I will take the Central Idea worksheet and reuse it for other studies.
  • I loved this work.  It is challenging and I consider attending an investment into my relationship with God.
  • In an elegantly simple way, Libbie's talks help one connect with deep truth.
  • It was refreshing to be in God's Word together with others."
  • Can't wait till next year!

  The 2017 Women in the Word Workshop is October 13 and 14 -- our 12th!  

                                    Registration begins on May 1!



2017 Date: October 13 - 14

Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church   

405 N. Easton Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Minutes from the Willow Grove Mall, the church is easily accessible from the PA Turnpike (take exit 343; go 1 mile south on North Easton Road; church is on left).




Workshop Cost:

$99 per person, including Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.  Lodging and breakfast are not included.  
Registration deadline is September 12. 
Cancellation requests must be made by September 15 in order to qualify for a $75 refund. 

A limited number of scholarships are available, allocated on a first-come, first-served need basis.
Request through


Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn in Willow Grove is 5 minutes from Calvary PCA. Room rate is $109, plus tax, and includes breakfast.
Call the hotel at 215-659-3535 and mention "Women in the Word Group,"
or register online at and use the group code WWC.  
To ensure the group rate, make reservations by September 22.
Saturday overnights may be arranged with the hotel for the same price.

Childcare Not Provided

2017 Schedule  [click here for printable version]


1:00 PM   Sign In & Study Group Introductions

2:00 PM    General Session 1                  
                        Dr.  Karen Jobes

                        Genre:  What?  So What?

2:45 PM   Refreshment Break

3:00 PM   General Session 2
                        Dr.  Karen Jobes
                        Walking in the Truth About Christ

4:15 PM   Refreshment Break

4:30 PM   Study Group Session 1

6:15 PM   Dinner (included)

7:15 PM   General Session 3
                        Dr.  Karen Jobes

                        Walking in the Truth About Sin

8:45 PM   Close for evening 


 8:30 AM   Coffee, Tea

9:00  AM   Study Group Session 2

10:30 AM   Refreshment Break

10:45 AM   General Session 4
                        Dr.  Karen Jobes
                        Walking in the Truth About Love

12:00 PM   Lunch (included)

1:00  PM   Study Group Session 3

2:30  PM   Refreshment Break

2:45  PM   Study Group Session 4

4:00  PM   Pulling It All Together                  

4:30  PM   End of Workshop